If you're unfamiliar with Slim Gaillard, get into his music because it is all good. He was a big promoter of just how much fun music is supposed to be. He's not as wacky as Spike Jones, but he does play around with compositions in a very entertaining way. Slim came from a mixed-race background and that upbringing is reflected in his music--especially with language and food items. He's the guy that started the nonsensical jazz-speak thing that became a sensation in the 30s and 40s; he even published a dictionary to help audiences understand what he was talking about. Here he is on the old Steve Allen show.
I have been craving red meat, potatoes and collard greens lately. I wonder if my months of bean ration were making me anemic. So Friday I did burgers on the George Foreman grill, and made a medley of collard greens, tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion. I was going to dice, spice and roast the potatoes like Guitarteach says, but I guess my Irish genetics got the best of me and I just boiled them in salted water.
And they were magnificent.
So were the vegetables. I couldn't stop drinking the juice from the pot, which I understand the folks down south call the 'pot likker'. Or maybe I'm the pot licker?